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Save the date (4/6/16): Leadership Panel/Speak Out on the State of Higher Ed.

Save the date! Leadership Panel/Speak Out on the State of Higher Ed. Wed., April 6 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM MassART Kennedy Building, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston Let’s explore how we can lead Higher Education to a higher road. Co-sponsored by Simmons AAUP and SEIU Local 509. _____ Here’s the proposed panel lineup (still … Continue reading

“Jordaens and the Antique” Exhibition, Brussels

Fabulous news! I’m cited 4 times in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium “Jordaens and the Antique”  exhibition catalogue. WOOT! Just wish I’d been tapped to do some writing and/or presenting at the Kassel and Brussels’ symposia. ;) If you’re in Brussels between now and 1/27/2013 please visit the show and fill me in. Wish I … Continue reading

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CFP: “Marginalized Bodies: Studies in Deformities and Disabilities in Early Modern Art”

Call for Papers for an anthology:  “Marginalized Bodies: Studies in Deformities and Disabilities in Early Modern Art” To be considered for the project, kindly submit a 500 word abstract to Sandra Cheng (schengnyc@gmail.com), Kimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard (kac9b@mindspring.com), and Lilian H. Zirpolo (lilianzirpolo@gmail.com), along with a short CV, by September 15, 2012. —————– Deformities and disabilities … Continue reading

Open Inquiry Archive, Vol. 1, No. 3

Hot off the presses! Open Inquiry Archive, Issue 3 –Vol. 1 No. 3: “Leonardo’s Legacy: A Defense of the Educational Value of Perceptual Drawing in an Increasingly Postmodern World” by Brian Curtis. FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://openinquiryarchive.net/

Open Inquiry Archive, Vol. 1, Nos. 1&2

Hot off the presses! Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 1 –Vol. 1 No. 1: “Merchants, Missionaries and the Allure of India: Speculations on Cross-Cultural Contact and Artistic Exchange in the Middle Ages” by Robin O’Bryan. –Vol. 1 No. 2: “One Flesh… Two (Wise) Fools: Evidence for Artistic Collaboration Between Judith Leyster and Jan Miense Molenaer in Four … Continue reading

Open Inquiry Archive

Here is some information about my latest (tantalizing) online collaborative project: Open Inquiry Archive. Open Inquiry Archive is an independent online project established for the purpose of publishing scholarly occasional papers on topics related to culture, broadly construed. At OIA we are interested in publishing papers on culture and the arts, and especially pieces that may cross disciplinary boundaries, … Continue reading

Deconstructing Feminine Civility

Here’s the abstract to the talk that I’m delivering at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Washington, DC, in March 2012.  It will be part of the session “Playing with Convention: Humor and the Early Modern Portrait,” that I am co-organizing with Sandra Cheng. Deconstructing Feminine Civility: Counter-Portraits of Élite Women by Jan Steen Early modern … Continue reading

Cindy Sherman Article Cited

First drafted as a job talk in 2004 (no, I didn’t get the job), and later reworked so as to not let my hard work go to waste, my 2007 article on Cindy Sherman’s “History Portraits” continues to have a life of its own. MetroPictures, Sherman’s home gallery, found it when it first came out … Continue reading

CFP RSA 2012 – “Playing with Convention: Humor and the Early Modern Portrait”

Announcing a Call for Papers—May 20, 2011 Deadline Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 22-24 March 2012 “Playing with Convention: Humor and the Early Modern Portrait” We seek paper proposals on works that appear to manipulate the conventions of portraiture.  In particular, we are interested in visual representations that exploit strategies of irony, comedy, … Continue reading

Bean Kings, the Fantasy Interior and More…

I have three exciting announcements! :) My article, “The Elephant in the Living Room: Jan Steen’s Fantasy Interior as Parodic Portrait of the Schouten Family,” appears in Aurora: Journal of the History of Art, vol. XI [12/2010].  You can also find “Enchanting the Intellect and the Eye,” my review of A. Georgievska-Shine’s book, Rubens and the Archaeology … Continue reading

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